[hahy-uh-loo-ron-ik, hahy-] /ˈhaɪ ə lʊˈrɒn ɪk, ˌhaɪ-/
a mucopolysaccharide serving as a viscous medium in the tissues of the body and as a lubricant in joints.
a viscous polysaccharide with important lubricating properties, present, for example, in the synovial fluid in joints
hyaluronic acid hy·a·lu·ron·ic acid (hī’ə-lu-rŏn’ĭk)
A mucopolysaccharide that is found in spaces around tissue, the synovial fluid of joints, and the vitreous humor of the eyes and acts as a binding, lubricating, and protective agent.
[hahy-uh-loo-ron-i-deys, -deyz] /ˌhaɪ ə lʊˈrɒn ɪˌdeɪs, -ˌdeɪz/ noun 1. Biochemistry. a mucolytic enzyme found in the testes, in snake venom, and in hemolytic streptococci and certain other bacteria, that decreases the viscosity of the intercellular matrix by breaking down hyaluronic acid. 2. Pharmacology. a commercial form of this substance, used chiefly to promote the diffusion […]
[hahy-an-is] /haɪˈæn ɪs/ noun 1. a town in SE Massachusetts, on Nantucket Sound: summer resort.
- HY antigen
[eych-wahy] /ˈeɪtʃˈwaɪ/ noun, Immunology. 1. an antigen encoded by a gene on the Y (male) chromosome, active in the development of male structures.
- H-y antigen
H-Y antigen n. An antigen factor, dependent on the Y-chromosome, responsible for differentiating the human embryo into the male phenotype by inducing the embryonic gonad to develop into a testis.